All Tomorrow’s Parties (Wed 16 May)
Described as a “post-punk DIY bricolage”, the film was created using footage generated by the fans and musicians attending the events themselves, on a multitude of formats including Super8, camcorder and mobile phone.
Rather than conventional concert footage, what we get is insights into the motivation and vibe of the festival. Why people organise such events, why people attend, why people perform, all starts to make perfect sense through the film’s kaleidoscopic lens. Performances from Belle and Sebastian, Sonic Youth, Battles, the Boredoms, Mogwai, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Gossip, Iggy and the Stooges and Patti Smith get equal billing among such random delights as fans climbing over cottages, Sun Ra explaining how he feels about music and, of course, the destination itself.
ATP @ ATK
Wed 16 May
Film Starts 8.30
English Language, no subtitles